by Meridith Levinson

Hilton CIO Harvey Takes on Global Distribution

Feb 02, 20072 mins

Tim Harvey
Hilton Hotels CIO James “Tim” Harvey assumes additional responsibilities as of March 1, 2007. At that time he takes charge of the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based hospitality company’s distribution activities as its EVP of global distribution services and CIO. He reports to President and COO Matthew Hart. Harvey joined Hilton as its CIO in December 1999 with Hilton’s acquisition of his former employer, Promus Hotel Corp., where he served as CIO.

On Monday of this week, I reported that Brandywine Realty Trust had a new CIO, one Robert Juliano. A press release from U-Store-It Trust reveals who Juliano replaced in the CIO role at Brandywine: one Ajai Nair. Mr. Nair joined U-Store-It as its new VP and CIO from—you guessed it—Brandywine. He was the real estate investment trust’s VP of IT. Now I just gotta find out who Nair replaces in the CIO role at U-Store-It.  For more on Nair, see the announcement from U-Store-It.

Preston Bradford, who was appointed Sapient’s first ever CIO in 2000, was named chief operations and administrative officer for the Cambridge, Mass.-based consulting company. He replaces Sheeroy Desai, who is leaving the company on March 31, and he reports to the CFO, Joseph Tibbetts Jr. Bradford joined Sapient in 1994 after a 14-year tenure with Sprint.

Consultancy Jeitosa Group International (pronounced zhay-taw-za) hired Pat Meneely as its SVP of technology and CIO. He’s responsible for building a global IT infrastructure to support the two-year-old firms’ network of technology consultants.